Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN Selected to Power First Flight of the Boeing 787-10
Seattle, Wash., December 8, 2016: The new Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 ‘TEN'(Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) has powered a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight for the first time. The flight, which took off and landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, US, marks the latest phase in the engine’s development program. Earlier this year. the Trent 1000 TEN has already powered tests on the Rolls-Royce Flying Test Bed aircraft, a Boeing 747, at Tucson, Arizona, US.
The Trent 1000 TEN will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family. The engine draws on technologies from the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine and Advance engine program, delivering thrust and efficiency improvements.
The Trent 1000 powered already the first 787-8 entry into service in 2011 and the first 787-9 into service in 2014. Also the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB has powered the first flight of the Airbus A350-100 on November 24, 2016.
The 787-10, the third and largest member in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, was officially launched at the Paris Air Show in 2013. As a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, which entered service in 2014, Boeing designed the 787-10 for superior efficiency as well as maximum commonality. Ninety-five percent of the design and build of the 787-10 and 787-9 will be identical, reducing complexity, cost and risk across the production system and providing operational benefits to customers. Fuel efficiency of the 787-10 will be around 25% better than the efficiency of the airplanes typically being replaced.
With a range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km), the 787-10 will cover more than 90 percent of the world’s twin-aisle routes. The 787-10’s fuel efficiency and range flexibility enables carriers to profitably open new routes as well as optimize fleet and network performance. First deliveries are expected for 2018.
Sources: Boeing, Rolls-Royce